Well, with Presidents Day kicking off the week, it seemed only appropriate to continue in that theme with retro RFH photos. We’ve been talking RFH class presidents.
Why not? If the day fits … And, lest we forget that back in the 1970s, there was a bicentennial for the U.S.A. going on. And there was much making of the year in the theme of RFH festivities and the yearbook.
The RFH Class of ’76, in fact, reprised its own ode to our first president, George Washington, with a mock crossing of, shall we say, McCarter Pond?
While the intent of Presidents Day was originally to commemorate the birthday of the first U.S. president, George Washington, it ended up being moved from Washington’s birthday of Feb. 22 to the third Monday of February as part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1971.
The purpose for that was twofold: to create a three-day weekend for federal and state employees (and sometimes municipal and private sector employees) and to celebrate all presidents.
It may or may not have been a snapshot of the infamous Blizzard of ’78, but there was not an SUV in sight, that’s for sure. Yes, those slick sedans slipped and slid their way right to school. Or not. There was a lot more fearlessness of the white stuff. That was the RFH golden rule of the era.
“(Christina) Gauss embodies everything that RFH stands for: she empowers her students to explore their passions, she inspires them to thrive, increases their knowledge, confidence, creativity, and compassion and truly seeks to foster global citizenship each and every day. She is an educator that others should seek to emulate in all aspects; and Rumson Fair Haven is proud to formally honor her achievements!”
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) World Language students took trips overseas to Spain and China, where they extended their education beyond the walls of the classroom. They put their experiences all together in a presentation at the latest Board of Education meeting on Dec. 10.
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) students and staff did their part in raising awareness with a week of environmental-centric activities designed to coincide with this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25).